Casa Isolani, period residences Santo Stefano
Casa Isolani, charming bed and breakfast at Palazzo Isolani: to sleep in beauty. In the historic centre of Bologna, a few steps away from the two Towers and from Piazza Maggiore, close to the medieval complex of the Seven Churches, that are just a few yards away. The rooms are on the top floor of the enchanting 18th-century Palazzo Isolani. Having reached your floor by using the lift, a short flight of stairs leads to the rooms. Belonging to one of Bologna’s oldest families, the palace is part of history. Pope Paul V and Hasekura, Japanese ambassador in the seventeenth century, still venerated throughout Japan, protect the palace by means of their portraits. The conductor Claudio Abbado fell in love with the house instantly, and lived there for more than ten years.
Due torri room
A horizontal window frames two towers, symbol of Bologna: from this room you can enjoy the view from the first light of dawn.
The Tower of the Donkeys (Torre degli Asinelli) takes its name from an influential 12th-century Bologna family who are said to have built it in 1119. It is 97 meters high with 498 wooden steps to climb in order to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of Bologna. The smaller of the two towers is Garisenda Tower (Torre Garisenda), which takes its name from another Ghibelline family of the day, the Garisenda. It is 48 meters high, but in Dante’s time, who quotes it in his sonnet on the Gaarisenda in 1287 and in Canto XXXI of Inferno, it was 60 meters high. Of the two Towers, only that of the Donkeys can be visited.
Check-in: 2 to 6 pm
Check-out: 10 am
· Double bed
· Breakfast included
· Free WiFi
· Air Conditioning
· Flat-screen TV
· Hydromassage shower
Living area with divan, TV, newspapers, breakfast table and a terrace for star-gazing.
The residence is not suitable for the disabled or for those with hampered movement.